Monday, August 25, 2008
It was the little engine that couldn't. A quick train trip down the coast turned into a long haul for dozens of stranded Amtrak passengers when their train from Los Angeles to San Diego ran out of fuel late Sunday night.
Amtrak spokesman Cliff Cole says the train sat for about two hours in the Sorrento Valley neighborhood in northern San Diego before another engine came along to push it to its final destination. It arrived early Monday morning.
Cole says a train running out of fuel is "an unusual occurrence" and Amtrak officials will be looking into how it happened later Monday.